Comprehensive Health Program
The clinical mission of the Comprehensive HIV Program (CHP) in the Division of Infectious Diseases and at NewYork-Presbyterian/CUIMC is to provide equity-focused, status neutral, treatment and prevention services to address the syndemics of HIV, HCV, STIs, and substance use disorders. CHP is a New York State (NYS) Designated AIDS Center (DAC), the only NYS recognized HIV Center of Excellence (COE), a NYC designated HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Center of Excellence, Adolescent Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Center of Excellence, NYS Health Home, and NCQA designated Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). It is also the only HIV program in NYS’ HealthHome model to function as a HealthHome Case Management Agency, thereby fully integrating comprehensive case management service providers into a clinical multidisciplinary team care model. We serve and reach out to Black and Latino/Hispanic, MSM, cis Black women and Transgender, people who use drugs (PWUD), people with severe mental illness, and who experience housing instability. We also provide care to individuals with general infectious diseases.
Services are provided in English and Spanish with an emphasis on comprehensive medical and psychosocial care as well as patient education, adherence promotion, care coordination initiatives, and family-centered interventions. The program also provides care on the 28-bed inpatient unit at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP). CHP also embraces high quality clinical research initiatives through an active AIDS Clinic Trials Unit.
Bilingual Equity-Focused and Patient-Centered Services
The Comprehensive Health Program provides a wide range of services in English and Spanish. Our bilingual team oversees institution HIV Testing and Prevention Program, and a multi-campus effort to identify the HIV status and care engagement status of every individual who touches the hospital care system.
Our mission is to address multiple overlapping barriers to HIV prevention and treatment by applying multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach and delivering same-day walk-in care and wraparound services including:
- HIV specialty and primary care for adults, adolescents, and children living with HIV
- Prenatal/GYN HIV care
- General pediatric care for families affected by HIV
- HIV counseling, testing and linkage to care services
- Antiretroviral adherence assistance programs
- Basic and complex care coordination services
- Nutritional services
- Integrated care transition programs
- On-site social work and mental health treatment
- On-site medication-assisted therapy (MAT) for opioid use disorder
- Dalbavancin infusion (analog of vancomycin with extended half-life): patients with barriers to care, unstable housing, PWUD
- 24-hour emergency on call system
- Hepatitis , HIV treatment and prevention research and clinical trials
In addition to delivering care and prevention services to adolescent and adult patients, CHP is also involved in a number of research or programmatic initiatives and embraces high quality clinical research initiatives through an active AIDS Clinic Trials Unit.
CHP is composed of three main care areas:
Medical Program, located on the sixth floor of the Harkness Pavilion includes clinicians, mental health specialists, a nutritionist, social workers, nurses, treatment adherence educators, care coordinators, and community navigators as well as on-site specialists in neurology, gynecology, and psychiatry.
Sexual Health Program, located on the third floor of the Vanderbilt Clinic (VC3) provides inclusive and comprehensive sexual health services including post and pre-exposure prophylaxis, STI testing and treatment in assition to behavioral, social work and mental health services for cis women and LGTBQI communities. Our program is a NYC designated HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Center of Excellence, Adolescent Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Center of Excellence.
Project STAY (Services To Assist Youth), located on the fourth floor of the Vanderbilt Clinic, offers primary care services for youth between the ages of 13 and 24 years of age living with HIV or at risk for HIV.
As a New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)-designated AIDS center, CHP manages care across the care continuum, bridging inpatient, ambulatory and community-based needs. The clinic serves as the “medical home” for those striving to improve the physical, mental, and psychosocial welfare of clients through the provision of high quality, comprehensive care rendered in a culturally sensitive environment.
Peter Gordon, MD
Susan Olender, MD, MS
- Caroline Carnevale, FNP, MPH
- Karen Brudney, MD
- Shaoli Chaudhuri, MD, MPH
- Jay Dobkin, MD
- Peter Gordon, MD
- Shauna Gunaratne, MD, MPH
- Jenny Knight, NP
- Ellen Morrison, MD
- Susan Olender, MD
- Eddie Perez, NP
- Lawrence Purpura, MD, MS
- Dorothy Sawo, NP
- Matthew Scherer, MD
- Noga Shalev, MD
- Magdalena Sobieszczyk, MD, MPH
- Deborah Theodore, MD
- Jason Villarreal, NP
- Michael Yin, MD, MS
- Jason Zucker, MD, MS